I'm a big fan of Chicago-style deep-dish pizza so I decided to develop a savory pizza monkey bread recipe inspired by the Windy City classic. Turns out that the layering of fluffy biscuit dough, sauce, cheese, and pepperoni produces one heck of a mock Chi-town pie. This recipe is easy, fun, and so yummy. Cut this into slices or pull it apart; no matter how you "slice it" this recipe's a keeper.
Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread Recipe
This savory pizza monkey bread recipe is inspired by the Windy City classic. Turns out that the layering of fluffy biscuit dough, sauce, cheese, and pepperoni produces one heck of…
- refrigerated large/jumbo size biscuit dough: 2 cans
- canned crushed tomatoes: 1 ¼ cups
- garlic, finely minced: 1 clove
- flat leaf parsley or basil, finely chopped: ½ cup
- salt: ½ teaspoon
- black pepper: ½ teaspoon
- mozzarella cheese, shredded: 1 cup
- pepperoni slices, coarsely chopped: ½ cup
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch springform pan, wrap the outside of the pan in foil and set it onto a baking sheet. (this will prevent drips).
Step 2: Separate each biscuit and cut them into quarters.
Step 3: Arrange half of the biscuit pieces on the bottom of the prepared springform pan.
Step 4: In a small bowl stir together tomatoes, garlic, parsley/basil, salt and pepper.
Step 5: Pour half of the sauce evenly over the biscuits in the pan. Top with half of the shredded mozzarella.
Step 6: Layer over remaining biscuits, then sauce, then cheese and top with pepperoni pieces.
Step 7: Place springform pan onto a rimmed baking sheet (this will help catch and drips and also make it easier to remove pan from oven). Bake for 35 minutes or until monkey bread is golden and dough is cooked. Cool in pan for about 5 minutes before running a knife around the edge of the pan and un-molding monkey bread onto a platter.